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Blue-Eyed African Caveman Found In Europe

A stone-age hunter’s wisdom tooth has revealed that he had an unusual mix of racial traits – dark, African skin, curly brown hair and blue eyes.<p>Preliminary DNA analysis of the exceedingly well-preserved 7,000-year-old skeleton, dubbed Brana-1, has overturned ideas about the descent of modern …

Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the remains of Alfred the Great, the 9th-century monarch who laid the foundations for the English …

Rome Didn't Fall Quite The Way You Might Think

“You cheer my heart, who build as if Rome would be eternal.” —Augustus Caesar<p>In A Nutshell<p>The popular version of Rome’s fall is that a barbarian …

Could Roman Gold Found in Germany be Nibelung Rhinegold Treasure?

An amateur treasure hunter in Germany has discovered a Roman hoard of gold and silver jewellery worth €1 million (£824,679), which could be part of …

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local …

Marcus Aurelius becomes Emperor of Rome

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of this great emperor's accession, on March 7th, AD 161.<p>The man later generations looked back to as the ideal …

Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors

Archaeologists have mapped an ancient gladiator school, where the famed warriors lived, trained, and fought.<p>Ancient Rome's gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school for the famed fighters.<p>Discovered at the site of …

10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators

Archaeologists Find Exact Spot where Julius Caesar was Stabbed | Archaeology | Sci

<b>Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) claim that they have found the accurate spot in Rome where Julius Caesar was stabbed to</b> …

Even in Death Love Conquerors All!

<b>Two skeletons have been found in Italy, still holding hands after some 1,500 years in an embrace that would not look out of place in the death scene</b> …

Archeologists revise image of ancient Celts | DW | 19.01.2013

The little Bettelbühl stream on the Danube River was completely unknown, except to local residents. But that changed in the summer of 2010 when a …

Archaeology

City of ruins

Pompeii was unusually quiet. It was afternoon when the Trafalgar coach rolled into this historic city. A couple of tourist buses were parked in the …

Rome 'ages' 200 years as archaeologists discover new remains

The city of Rome is two centuries older than previously thought, archaeologists say, as they uncover new artefacts during an excavation of the Forum<p>It's already known as one of the world's oldest cities – but ancient Rome just got a little older.<p>Excavations inside the Roman Forum have found the …

Roman mosaic on show after 1,700 years

4/13/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>A Roman mosaic that laid unknown in a field in a Wiltshire village for almost 1,700 years before its discovery stunned locals 60 …

Was Rome larger than first thought? Discovery of wall 30 miles from the capital could redefine boundaries of ancient city

• Scholars had thought the river Tiber formed the northern edge of Ostia<br>• Find reveals that Ostia's city wall continued on the other side of the river<br>• The …

Archaeology

Ancient Rome's tap water heavily contaminated with lead, researchers say

Tap water in ancient Rome, provided by its famous aqueducts, was contaminated with up to 100 times more lead than local spring water, researchers say.<p>Huge volumes of fresh water flowed along aqueducts to the heart of the Roman empire but the supply was contaminated as it passed through the giant …

Archaeologists hope to discover more Roman writing tablets at Vindolanda Roman Fort

Archaeologists are hoping to find more examples of rare Roman writing tablets during this year's summer excavation at Vindolanda Roman …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

Downfall of Roman Republic Caused by Concrete?

The Roman Republic fell because of the use of concrete as a building material, a leading academic has claimed.<p>Dr Penelope Davies, a historian with …

Bust of Alexander the Great found in Cyprus

4/28/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>A second three-aisled basilica was brought to light by archaeologists on the site of Katalymmata ton Plakoton, of the Akrotiri …

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Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years

By Laura Zuckerman<p>(Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park, which sits atop one of the world's largest super-volcanoes, was struck on Sunday by a …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Lonely Planet's top 10 USA fall trips

Roadtripping in Autumn can be an especially photogenic time, and the US affords some lush landscape to motor through. Here are 10 trips for fall across the USA from Lonely Planet's <i>USA's Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America</i>:<p><b>1. Weird Vermont</b><p>If the Department of Tourism has convinced you …

Best Disney Restaurants (PHOTOS)

More than 17 million people vacation at Disney World's Magic Kingdom each year, and that magic -- and those long lines -- can work up an appetite.<p>When hunger strikes on your next visit, don't turn to the nearest food cart or restaurant. It's worth seeking out certain restaurants at Disney World and …

Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Westby<p>Walt Disney World Resort is a land filled with magic, wonder…and secrets!<p>Each day, thousands and thousands of guests journey throughout the parks, enjoying the fantasy that is Walt Disney World without ever realizing they’re walking past, over and sometimes through a magical …